For the past five weeks, the newly slimmed-down and renamed Lithuanian national final Pabandom iš naujo! 2020 has worked it way through three head and two semi-finals. Now eight acts will face this Saturday’s grand final which will decide who will represent Lithuania at Eurovision 2020. But who should win?

The 2020 line-up includes national final regulars giving it another shot and newcomers making their mark. Listen to all the eight competing songs and vote for your favourite. As always, you can vote for as many acts as you like, but you can only vote once — so choose carefully.

Aistė Pilvelytė – “Unbreakable”

Lithuania’s national final queen Aistė Pilvelytė is making her tenth attempt to represent her country at Eurovision. As her song suggests, her “unbreakable” spirit may be what is keeping her going.

KaYra – “Alligator”

Newcomer KaYra has won over many fans with her song “Alligator”. The entry combines a contemporary pop track with memorable staging and plenty of quotable song lyrics.

MEANDI – “DRIP”

MEANDI (That’s “Me and I”) are serving 1990s R&B realness with their track “DRIP”. The group’s synthpop track mixes rap and R&B from the past with a modern production.

Monika Marija – “If I Leave”

Last year Monika Marija unexpectedly made it to the grand final with two songs. This year, she’s focused her efforts on just one song, the country-pop track “If I Leave”.

Moniqué – “Make Me Human”

X Factor winner Moniqué has long been on many fans’ wishlists for Eurovision. She’s finally making her national final debut with the synth-pop track “Make Me Human”.

Rūta Loop – “We Came from the Sun”

Rūta Loop has put away her loop pedal and instead brings the edgy pop track “We Came from the Sun”. She creates an ethereal feeling with the staging.

The Backs – “Fully”

Female vocal group The Backs make their national final debut with “Fully”. The four-piece group perform a soothing but emotional ballad “Fully”.

THE ROOP – “On Fire”

Indie band THE ROOP are back for their second national final attempt. With “On Fire”, they have delivered a song with a song sound and striking visuals.

Who should win the grand final of Lithuania’s ‘Pabandom iš naujo! 2020?'”

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Oded
Oded
9 months ago

Doesn’t really matter who wins, Lithuania stays in the semi final again?

MAark
MAark
9 months ago
Reply to  Oded

sad moron you are

Vicky
Vicky
9 months ago

Please, not another boring ballad. Enough is enough. Even if performer has a great vocals. Go The Roop! Daring, different, interesting,

blueeyed
blueeyed
9 months ago
Reply to  Vicky

Childish and silly. La la la la.

MAark
MAark
9 months ago
Reply to  Vicky

Yep the Roop should go but as usual we will send something not as good :/

dom
dom
9 months ago

*It’s Aiste’s 12th time

Rui Carreteiro
Rui Carreteiro
9 months ago

Such a small country with such an amazing national selection! Go, Roop!

Jameson
Jameson
9 months ago

Monique is the only winner in my eyes. As much as I like The Roop, I don’t see any chances of them qualifying in that crazy semi. But hey, this country is famous for its weird choices, so whatever.

MAark
MAark
9 months ago
Reply to  Jameson

Really? You must have REALLY bad memory..guess which has been the highest ranked song for Lithuania in Eurovision…LT UNITED which was, and odd fun choice. Havent you seen some of the latest winners either? This time , the Roop with the catchy tunes, lyrics and dancing is THE perfect choice but as always, the judges will mess this up and send something worse so we will never have a chance of winning the damn thing

Kirby
Kirby
9 months ago

I’m rooting for Monique (“Human” gives me the goosebumps, it has something I couldn’t describe), KaYra (the Rotterdam Ahoy audience would just adore her) and Meandi (a throwback to the 90s that sounds fresh and enjoyable). Lithuania would make a HUGE mistake if the chose Aiste. Her song is just a canned act that seems to be a mosaic made from lyrics of past Eurovision cliche entries (“…like a diamond, in the horizon, unbreakable…” What the heck is that?!!!). The ROOP are trying too hard to present an outstanding act, but the result looks so silly (I don’t think they… Read more »

MAark
MAark
9 months ago
Reply to  Kirby

Silly??? hahahaa its ok grandpa…I get your generation does not understand it….sending crap boring like Monique over and over is why we still never get close to winning. Closest we ever got was LT United …and do you remember if it was a boring song? 😉

Bugo
Bugo
9 months ago

Anyone but Aiste. But since Samanta Tina won Supernova this year, Aste winning this national final seems not impossible. They may even get along well in Rotterdam for all we know.

Héctor
Héctor
9 months ago

Gabrielius… oh, wait! Well, after all it is a decent final. I would go for THE ROOP or Monique. Probably the first.

Pasadena
Pasadena
9 months ago

For me there’s only one choice – Monique. Make me Human is the best entry in this year’s pre-selection so far, alongside Bulletproof.

Mert
Mert
9 months ago

i afraid to say my fave but i really want aiste to The Netherlands and yes i’m old schlager maniac. Thanks.
Also i can see winnig Aiste. She’ll be 2nd in televote and 1 or 2nd in jury but the roop will fail in jury also monique will fail in televote it’s my hope.

Wisp
Wisp
9 months ago
Reply to  Mert

I hope your hopes gets shattered lol

Mert
Mert
9 months ago
Reply to  Wisp

we will see bu it’s possible she has 2nd best place in televote and 1st in jury vote

Sergod Legendzarev
Sergod Legendzarev
9 months ago

The choice is obvious it’s Monique,

but knowing Lithuania it could be anyone except the backs and meandi.

Bamboo Lover
Bamboo Lover
9 months ago

hahah this is true! Like last year or the ear before ;(

Aplk
Aplk
9 months ago

i’m fine with the roops,monique or ruta loop winning but i hope monika doesn’t win this year,her song is not final worthy

Wayne
Wayne
9 months ago

Lithuanians if you want to qualify, vote for Monique, The Roop or Ruta! Monika would probably score high with the juries (possibly be winning the juries) but the songs is just forgetable tho she’s still getting huge televote so probably she would win if that’s the case.

Bamboo Lover
Bamboo Lover
9 months ago
Reply to  Wayne

I’m afraid that Monika Marija could take the trophy as she’s very famous in Lithuania, being winner of Voice of Lithuania and having huge social media following… Unlike The Roop and Ruta. Monique is famous too, but not as much, I think.

Musimakeup
Musimakeup
9 months ago

At least this one is easy… 5 min after I remembered 1 : Monique.

Marios
Marios
9 months ago

Monique, or the roop, but MONIQUE

Lithuanianfan
Lithuanianfan
9 months ago

we will never learn. Same happened with Fusedmarc, Jurijus. Sounded good in national qualifier but once it got to the big Eurovision stage those songs were really poor and the performances were non existant. Same would happen with the roop I feel. Monique for the win

BleuKnaveXD236
BleuKnaveXD236
9 months ago

The Roop… as I enjoy that style of music. But Moniqué, Ruta, and Kayra are great as well. So either of them could win and I’d be okay. Actually any song can win and I’d be okay as I’ll continue to listen to my favs as there’s no need to quit if they don’t win. Nor is there reason to hate the winner, just wish them the best and move on is my motto.

ItalianGuy90
ItalianGuy90
9 months ago

My favorite are Moniqué, The Roop or Monika for the win.

zzzaaaa
zzzaaaa
9 months ago

May favourites: 1. Monique; 2. Ruta Loop; 3. The Roop or Monika Marija.

Bobby Crush
Bobby Crush
9 months ago

THE ROOP must win. I pray to any and all available/existing Euro gods. We can’t just overload the contest with sadboi fanwank like Moniqué. Eurovision thrives with the occasional slice of fully mental awesomeness.

zzzaaaa
zzzaaaa
9 months ago
Reply to  Bobby Crush

yeah,and at what cost to Lithuania? Non qualification to final?
Maybe your country should send such “slices of awesomeness” which has almost zero chance to qualify.

Malmklang
Malmklang
9 months ago
Reply to  Bobby Crush

I’m rooting for the The Roop as well. I prayed to the Euro gods this weekend for Diaodato, and it worked. So absolutely worth giving a try:-D

bob
bob
9 months ago
Reply to  Bobby Crush

I wouldn’t mind the roop, but if you paid any attention to the Atranka this year it’s clear the jury just doesn’t want the roop out there. They gave them like 45/60 in the semi final and I doubt it’ll change much in the final (they will definitely be behind Monika, Monique and Aiste (ugh)). Even if they obliterate the televote they have little chance sadly. At this point I’m just rooting for Monique as she’s our best second bet.

eurovisioninjected
eurovisioninjected
9 months ago
Reply to  bob

yes, the juries will put them 4th in the best case for them… although they will definitely win the televote, but their high margin is useless since everything will be transcribed into 12, 10, 8 etc. points
I think it will be a very very close gap between The Roop, Moniqué, MM and Aiste, I am prying for Moniqué though

Kris
Kris
9 months ago

My Favourite song is Alligator !

But she’s not likely to win
Amongst the song’s with a likelihood to win The Roop is my favourite with On Fire

Monique has a good song , but I don’t really see what makes it as some say ‘ A masterpiece ‘
It’s my Fourth favorite in the final .

Kirby
Kirby
9 months ago
Reply to  Kris

I like Alligator as well. It would do well in Rotterdam!

jim
jim
9 months ago

The roop have a good song, but the performance makes me cringe.. they are trying too hard to be quirky and it just looks stupid. But still it’s the best song in this selection

Kirby
Kirby
9 months ago
Reply to  jim

So well said! You have said exactly what many people don’t dare to express because of downvoting fears. They trying too hard to be “outstanding” but they’re over the top, crossing the border to ridiculousness.

Tibor
Tibor
9 months ago

I am more and more on board with Monique’s sound (I really adore the studio cut), and her song is very current. But The Roop have this charming, sparse Erlend Øye vibe I’m so fond of. And Monika Marija, of course, is a fantastic vocalist. Good luck choosing the right entry, Lithuania, I cannot help you with this decision.

Tom
Tom
9 months ago

Make Lithuania “human” once again …

Tom
Tom
9 months ago

kaYRa, The Roop, Monique, Monika, Meandi, Ruta for me

Fab
Fab
9 months ago

Moniqué deserves to win.
The Roop is so silly!

Kirby
Kirby
9 months ago
Reply to  Fab

Yeah! Lithuania don’t deserve to be the clowns of this year’s edition.

Jakub
Jakub
9 months ago

THE ROOP – On fire of course! But that’s a good NF

noone
noone
9 months ago

This if definitely the strongest NF this year! I would send 6 out of 8, everyone except Aiste and Meandi could win. They all have something going for them. For the winner I really can´t decide between Roop, Ruta and Monique. It´s impossible, I want them all to win and see them at ESC.

Kris
Kris
9 months ago
Reply to  noone

Really , the backs with Fully can win ? You just discredited your entire statement with that

The Roop is winning the televote
Monique/Aiste/KaYra will come second

The jury winner might be anyone amongst Aiste , Monika Marija , Monique and The Roop

It is how the combination plays out that’s gonna Decide the winner

If Monique does come atleast 2nd in both the Jury and televote , she should win considering the Jury winner is the one who decides the tiebreak winner

Noone
Noone
9 months ago
Reply to  Kris

No, I don’t think Backs can win. I just meant that I wouldn’t mind them winning, I liked them, as well as Kayra or Ruta, who also have no chance of winning. The only one I don’t like is Aiste, but she could actually win.

Roelof Meesters
Roelof Meesters
9 months ago

Look, Lithuania has some great songs in their selection this year, and honestly they have one of the strongest NF’s of 2020 and by far their strongest NF ever. However. Moniqué just has that something special. Her song and performance are just too damn good to be left in Lithuania. She really, really, really deserves to perform at Eurovision with that masterpiece and if Lithuania can for only once answer my prayers and pick the right song, I would be ecstatic and I do think that for the first time ever Lithuania could be in my personal top 3, as… Read more »

Malmklang
Malmklang
9 months ago

The Roop ftw! If so, it will be my no.2 after Diodato:-)

NickC
NickC
9 months ago

I am also team Roop. If they choose “on fire”, this may be fave track of the year.

NickC
NickC
9 months ago
Reply to  NickC

I meant my fave track…

NatashaWAYTOESC
9 months ago

THE ROOP Of course! cant’t wait to see them in Rotterdam

booboo12
booboo12
9 months ago

I think this year we’re going to have a lot of these quirky indie/ pop empowering female songs, we’ve already got ‘Don’t Break Me’ with Australia, and likely Dotter or Anna Bergendahl for Norway if they win, so I have a feeling this trend will continue. I love Monique’s ‘Human’ and I would be happy if it won, but I don’t know if it would stand out if there is a lot of these types of songs. I also love The Roop’s ‘On Fire’. Tbh I think The Roop has the edge because they are so unique, catchy and could… Read more »

Ashton Schier
Ashton Schier
9 months ago
Reply to  booboo12

*sweden

zzzaaaa
zzzaaaa
9 months ago
Reply to  booboo12

it’s a not smart to try to choose looking at competition in Eurovision(especially when there is only like 15% acts chosen at this moment). You choose the best song available. That’s Monique.

Bella
Bella
9 months ago

I absolutely love The Roop, I was not expecting to find a song I like so much in a Lithuanian semi-final… They’re crazy if they don’t send them to Rotterdam.

Mexican eurofan ??
Mexican eurofan ??
9 months ago

Moniqué should win this entire thing, it’s the song with the best message, it’s the most beautiful and can even score well with the juries, I cannot predict in which place it would end up in Eurovision but at least is going to be higher than their last entry for sure. My favorite is Ruta Loop but I know she won’t win 🙁

ESCFanGA
ESCFanGA
9 months ago

If The Roop wins, Lithuania will inevitably get crucified by the juries and crash out of the semis.

Joe
Joe
9 months ago

The Roop is my favorite, but I’d happy with Monique or Monika Marija too.

Joe
Joe
9 months ago
Reply to  Joe

Moreover, if the Roop go, it’ll prove that Lake Malawi weren’t a fluke and indie-pop can actually find a place at Eurovision.

Graham
Graham
9 months ago

Ruta Loop!!!! I’d be happy with Monique, The Roop or MEANDI, but I’ve loved “We came from the sun” since I first heard it! Regardless, it will be a great show!

Alex
Alex
9 months ago

Ruta loop all the way. Her performance is probably one of the most polished and entertaining, and I hope she surprises us!

Polegend Godgarina
9 months ago

if lithuania has some tasté then the winner will be moniqué. but they’re known for enjoying torturing europeans’ ears and sabotaging their own qualification chances, so i’m afraid they might go for the floop.

Tajikistan
Tajikistan
9 months ago

The Roop would be the best choice for my country by far. I’ve been disappointed by Moniqué, Aiste and Monika Marija this year, I feel they’re way too safe.

Kosey
Kosey
9 months ago

My favorite two are Monika and The Roop. Moniqué and Aiste are a step further back but are in the mix. I think the rest are out of it.

Colin
Colin
9 months ago

I am rooting for KaYra, but we all know it’s between Monika Marija, Monique, The Roop and Aiste. Meandi is a nice addition to the finals and so it Ruta Loop. The only song I see no reason of being here is Fully. Andy should have qualified instead or at least Rokas.
My top 3: 1) Alligator, 2) If I Leave, 3) Make Me Human

Kirby
Kirby
9 months ago
Reply to  Colin

KaYra is lovely!!!

Briekimchi
Briekimchi
9 months ago

Take The Backs out of this and you have probably the best NF lineup of this season so far. Amazing options for Lithuania.
Of course, Monique is the choice in terms of best Eurovision result.

dom
dom
9 months ago
Reply to  Briekimchi

If Evgenya wasn’t sick this would be perfect final!

bastian
bastian
9 months ago

Aiste 🙂

Johan
Johan
9 months ago
Reply to  bastian

I would not mind:) Fans hate all songs anyway. the only like divas with bad songs and hot boys with bad singing.

blueeyed
blueeyed
9 months ago

#teammonique

bryn collins
bryn collins
9 months ago

moniqe

Paule
Paule
9 months ago

I think The Roop will win and rightfully so.

Logical Person
Logical Person
9 months ago

Monique, but knowing Lithuania The Roop are going to win and embarrass them all in May

booboo12
booboo12
9 months ago
Reply to  Logical Person

The Roop would be fantastic, they are quirky with a song that isn’t just pure silly – it’s well constructed and very funky. Don’t dismiss the ESC fans, plenty still desire for these kinds of quirky Euro ethni-pop type songs, it will be much needed amongst a sea of serious ballads and edgy indie songs.

Loin dici
9 months ago

The final lineup of Pabandom Is Naujo already made me truly happy. Either one of them can just win already. I think THE ROOP would win this.